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Arizona Congressman David Schweikert, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, is to address a blockchain conference in Washington, DC, this March.

For the Republican representative, who is also on the Joint Economic Committee, the DC Blockchain Summit will be the first time he has spoken before members of the bitcoin and blockchain community.

The congressman has said he is a "strong advocate" for efficiencies in the modern economy, and likes to collaborate with entrepreneurs and innovators to increase trade and drive economic growth.

The event is being organised by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and will take place at at Georgetown University on 3rd March, 2016.

The list of guest speakers for the event includes representatives from IBM, Microsoft, NASDAQ, the FBI, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Also appearing are Bitcoin Core developer Jeff Garzik and Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin.

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